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Egypt

Capitalise on the market opportunities in Egypt

EgyptRegulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are looking to export their new products in Argentina. Most products entering the Egyptian markets must meet the requirements of the country. The local laws and product regulations are generally put in place to provide assurance that the products and services are safe, of good quality and fit for consumers’ needs.

Ensure that your products successfully meet Egyptian standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Egypt. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access Egyptian markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Plug Types

    Type C

    Plug C

    Type F

    Plug F

  • Electrical Safety

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC)

    REGULATIONS

    On the 16 March 2016, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry introduced important changes to the Customs Clearance procedure as well as to the list of regulated products subject to conformity assessment. Decree of Minister of Trade and Industry No. (43) of the year 2016 list the products that can be imported only if they are produced in GOEIC registered factories. Factories, manufacturers or trademark owners of regulated products must now register with GOEIC to continue to export to Egypt.

    GUIDELINES

    1. Submit the application form by the applicant
    2. Review of the applicant’s submitted documentation by the authorised certification body
    3. Shipment inspection by the appointed inspector
    4. Shipment testing by the accredited laboratory
    5. Issuance of the final certification decision by the authorised certification body

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    Products subject to the Egyptian verification of conformity programme include:

    • Bicycles and motorcycles
    • Carpets and floor coverings
    • Construction materials
    • Cosmetics and hygiene products
    • Detergents
    • Electric & electronic products
    • Food
    • Furniture
    • Kitchenware shoes
    • Leather bags
    • Textiles
    • Toys
    • Watches

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD is a GOEIC notified body and can issue CoI for the majority of the regulated products. We are also able to issue test report against Egyptian standards and perform shipment inspection for each lot from worldwide.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    Egyptian Organisation for Standardisation (EOS)

    Regulations

    • On 19 June 2017, the Egyptian Minister for Trade and Industry issued Decision No. 912 regarding Compulsory Energy Efficiency Labeling of Certain Electrical Appliances and Lighting Modules.
    • Manufacturers and importers of certain electrical appliances and lighting modules must mark the products with the energy efficiency label in accordance with the relevant standards.

    Guidelines

    A local representative is required.

    General type approval procedure:

    • Submission of application to EOS
    • Testing in EOS accredited lab
    • Issuance of energy label

    Applicable product categories

    • Air conditioners
    • Clothes washers
    • Dishwashers
    • Electric fans
    • Freezers
    • Incandescent light bulb/electric light bulb
    • Refrigerators
    • Televisions
    • Waster heaters

    Our services at a glance

    Being one of the leaders in the market of conformity verification services, we are eager to offer you, as our customers, the most beneficial terms of services.

  • Telecom and Wireless

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA)

    REGULATIONS

    • Telecom Regulations Law No. 10/2003 has stipulated the establishment NTRA as a national authority competent and responsible for the administration and regulation of the telecom sector, considering transparency, open competition, universal service and protection of user rights as general outlines for NTRA scope of work.
    • Type Approval is a compulsory step applied when importing or manufacturing or assembly of any equipment having a communication element.

    GUIDELINES

    General type approval procedure:

    • The applicant should submit complete CE or FCC compliance report*, data sheet, application form and user manual to NTRA
    *Sample required for mobile phone or tablet, DECT phone and analog fixed phone

    Procedure for Chinese or Indian telecom equipment brands:

    1. For Chinese and Indian telecom equipment brands manufactured by non ISO 17025-accredited manufacturers should apply for Verification of Compliance (VoC) Certificate at one of the NTRA accredited Chinese / Indian test labs.
    2. After manufacturing process and before shipping any shipment, manufacturer must notify the accredited lab who issued the VoC in order to inspect the shipment and issue a pre-shipment Verification of Conformity (PVoC) certificate.
    3. PVoC must be submitted to NTRA before shipment arrival either by submitting the original hard copy or sending an email with the soft copy from the NTRA accredited lab to the NTRA directly.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    All Telecommunication equipment used in Egypt including:

    Terminal equipment:

    • All types of telephone sets
    • All types of public/private exchange
    • Card / pay phone set
    • Fax machines (Voice Connection Unit)
    • GSM mobile station & handsets

    Radio communication apparatus:

    • Cordless telephone set
    • Radars
    • Radio trans/receive equipment
    • Satellite communication equipment

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has NTRA accredited labs and the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Egyptian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

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